Practice downing pints in preparation for meeting our Dads. Indians also have a tendency to enjoy a whisky – or ten. You might have seen Slumdog Millionaire and love a curry on a Friday night, but that doesn’t mean you understand the intricacies of just how much you’re expected to eat in an Indian home (spoiler, it’s a lot).

Both men and women can benefit from understanding these cultural differences before going on that first date.

Your guide to dating an Indian begins with understanding some common customs from the motherland.

If you look around you, you will rarely see an Indian man married to an American woman.

You might see the reverse, but not as often as we would like to think.

A woman in India still has no choice as to whom she will date or to whom she will be married and will never make decisions of any kind without the prior approval of the man of the family.

If you are a single American (or UK) woman and are seriously entertaining the idea of accepting an invitation from an Indian man, be aware of the fact that you probably wont receive candy or flowers and you will probably not be asked where youd like to go.

This is especially the case if that person happens to be from a nation that has extremely different customs than you have.

When considering dating an Indian, there are certain things you should be aware of.

When the First Date Becomes the Last Date Altogether too many times when dating an Indian for the first time, that first date becomes the last date.